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Homesh Hosts Hundreds on Tisha B'Av Night

On Saturday night, the eve of Tisha B'Av, dozens gathered to read the book of Eicha in the northern Samaria community of Homesh.Moshe Cohen, 7/26/2015, 8:29 PM

'The Last Word on Expelled Towns Yet to be Said'

Widow of terror victim tells Arutz Sheva she and her children waiting to return home to Homesh 10 years later and 'undo the crime.'Benny Toker, 7/22/2015, 11:18 AM

Minister Calls for Repeal of 2005 Samaria Eviction

If Minister Ze'ev Elkin gets his way, residents of four Samaria towns uprooted in the Disengagement will be able to return and rebuild.Yoni Kempinski, 7/8/2015, 8:40 AM

Bill to 'Reverse the Disengagement' in Samaria

Could Jews return to Homesh and Sa-Nur? Bill backed by several MKs to right the 'terrible decree' of the Disengagement.Tova Dvorin, 11/12/2014, 11:08 PM

Homesh Group: Govt. is Trying to Shut Down Yeshiva

The “Homesh First” group slammed the IDF's decision to cancel the annual Passover event in the Shomron (Samaria) community.Moshe Cohen, 4/10/2014, 8:42 AM

IDF Cancels Passover Event in Homesh

IDF cancels the annual Passover event in Homesh, but denies cancellation is connected to recent tensions in Yitzhar.Uzi Baruch, 4/10/2014, 12:15 AM

Yeshiva Boys Escape Police – into Arab Hands

Torah students who were forcibly evicted from Homesh found themselves in the hands of Palestinian police. They are safe.Uzi Baruch, 3/23/2014, 7:28 PM

Purim Marked at Razed Samaria Village

Fifty men, women and children join Megilla reading at Homesh, which was abandoned in the 2005 Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2014, 12:28 PM

Alert Students Thwart Attack on Homesh

Yeshiva students thwart bomb attack outside Israeli town that was given to PA.Maayana Miskin, 2/25/2014, 4:38 PM

'Next Year in Rebuilt Homesh'

Young couple receives blessings from MKs Ariel and Levin before wedding at Samaria community destroyed in 2005 'Disengagement.'Ari Yashar, 2/10/2014, 3:35 PM

Palestinian Arab Driver Tries to Run Over Soldiers

Suspect in attempted hit-and-run in Samaria flees the scene; second attempted attack on soldiers in 24 hours.Tova Dvorin, 1/29/2014, 5:27 PM

Moving Brit Milah on the Ruins of Homesh

Limor Har Melech, who lost her husband in a 2003 terror attack and remarried, had her baby circumcised on the ruins of Homesh.Arutz Sheva North America, 11/15/2013, 9:37 PM

Eviction Fails to End Fight to Return to Homesh

MKs among those who continue struggle for Homesh despite decision to hand it to PA. ‘Anti-Semitic rally illustrated the danger.’Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2013, 4:17 PM

Video: Victory at Shdema

After 5 years of a tenacious struggle led by Women in Green – a Jewish community is born at Shedema.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2013, 3:43 PM

Shock as Israeli Left at Anti-Semitic Rally

EU-funded Israeli group, PA official at anti-Semitic Arab celebration where revelers called to murder Jews.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2013, 12:30 PM

Homesh is Jewish - With God's Help We Will Return

Activists defiantly return to abandoned Jewish community, repaint symbolic menorah after it was defaced by Arab activists.Ari Soffer and Yishai Karov, 10/4/2013, 2:58 PM

PLO Flag Flies over Homesh

Anti-Semitic posters replace menorah as PA Arabs take over former Jewish community.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 1:17 PM

PA Arabs Take Homesh on Har Melech's Birthday

Brother of Shuli Har Melech, who lived in Homesh and was murdered a decade ago, is appalled by decision to allow Arabs to take over Homesh.Kochava Rozenbaum, 9/16/2013, 11:04 PM

Is Israel Planning a Final Exit from Homesh?

Jews are still banned from entering Homesh, but PA Arabs, according to a new government order, are now allowed into Homesh.David Lev, 9/15/2013, 4:27 PM

Will 2013 See Revival of Homesh?

Minister, MKs rally at location of Samaria community razed by Sharon, hint that it will be rebuilt.Gil Ronen, 3/30/2013, 8:27 PM

Thousands Celebrate at Homesh

Ministers, MKs join event at Samaria community abandoned and razed in Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 3/27/2013, 8:30 PM

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets a Boost

Thousands to sign pact to ‘right the wrong’ of Disengagement, senior Likud politicians join the call.Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2013, 11:13 PM

Homesh Back on the Map

North Samaria town put symbolically back on the map as rebuilding efforts continue post-Disengagement.Maayana Miskin, 3/20/2013, 8:55 AM

Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim eveningDavid Lev, 2/24/2013, 8:51 PM

MK Danon in Homesh: Fire Barak!

MK Danny Danon attended a rally in Homesh; called on the Prime Minister to rebuild the town - and to dismiss Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Gabe Kahn, 4/12/2012, 12:08 PM

Eldad: Destroying Settlements is 'Criminal Folly'

MK Aryeh Eldad told thousands at a rally in Homesh that Israel must amend its laws to ensure the Jewish presence in northern Samaria enduresGabe Kahn, 4/10/2012, 11:37 PM

Tu B'Shvat Celebrated in Destroyed Community

Fifty activists from the Homesh First group celebrate a Tu B'Shvat seder in the community of Sa-Nur, destroyed in 2005.Elad Benari, 2/9/2012, 6:44 AM

Yom Kippur Marked in Homesh

The town of Homesh continues its unofficial rebuilding with Yom Kippur prayers including rabbis, academics and more.Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2011, 11:31 PM

Arabs Demand Homesh

The Arabs are demanding that Israel hand over the land on which the Jewish community of Homesh sat.Elad Benari, 7/14/2011, 7:44 AM

IDF Breaks Sabbath at Homesh

A Home Front brigade broke IDF orders and a Cabinet decision and forced Sabbath violations at Homesh for the first time in several months. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/8/2011, 11:15 AM

Purim in Homesh, Joshua's Tomb

Jews make their way to Joshua's Tomb and to the demolished Jewish town of Homesh to celebrate the holiday of Purim.Maayana Miskin, 3/20/2011, 11:45 PM

Hakafot at Homesh

Activists celebrate Simchat Torah and Hakafot Shniyot at Homesh, which was destroyed by the Sharon government in 2005 to appease Israel's foes. Gil Ronen, 9/30/2010, 9:53 PM

Bar Mitzvah in Renewed Homesh

The town of Homesh, destroyed in the Disengagement, is the site of a bar mitzvah for the first time in years.Maayana Miskin, 6/7/2010, 6:58 PM

Shirt Slogan: ‘No’ to Expulsion

MK Schneller of Samaria urges the IDF to expel soldiers from combat units if they wear new shirts against expelling Jews from homes. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/30/2009, 12:41 PM

New IDF Order: Raise Your Shirts

IDF hysteria over banners against orders to expel Jews triggered officers to order soldiers Monday night to raise their shirts for inspection. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/24/2009, 10:45 AM

Soldiers Protest Expulsions

Soldiers in the Nachshon combat unit escalated the battle against expulsions of Jews and raised a banner at their base: ‘We don’t expel Jews.’ Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/16/2009, 1:00 PM

‘Expel Politics from the Army’

One of the 25 reservists who signed a protest letter to the IDF over its expulsion efforts at Homesh says, “Keep politics out of the army.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/12/2009, 11:00 AM

Homesh Protests Spread in IDF

Twenty-five reservists, including officers, sent a protest letter to the IDF over the "shameful” Homesh expulsions and desecrations of the Sabbath.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/11/2009, 9:13 AM

Gov’t Violates Sabbath at Homesh

Police and soldiers searched Homesh residents after the beginning of the Sabbath and began to take away food they prepared for the day of rest.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/8/2009, 1:16 AM

$$ Prize to Soldiers' Parents

Soldiers are jailed for protesting at a Western Wall military ceremony against being used to evict settlers; parents will receive a monetary prize.Hillel Fendel, 10/26/2009, 11:07 AM

IDF Avoids C'tee on Evictions

The Defense Ministry refused to send commanders to a Knesset committee meeting regarding the expulsion of Jews from Homesh.INN staff, 10/25/2009, 9:11 PM

MK Katz: Politics Out of IDF

MK Katz: The IDF pushed Shimshon batallion soldiers into a corner. SOS Israel to award them financially.Gil Ronen, 10/24/2009, 6:50 PM

Jews Spend Holiday in Homesh

Jews flocked to Homesh for the Yom Kippur holiday. IDF troops attempted to expel the worshippers, but were unsuccessful.Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2009, 8:09 AM

A Return to Media Objectivity?

The Times wrote an objective profile on Homesh, in Samaria. The Age described Joseph’s Tomb without anti-Israeli innuendo. Is the media changing?Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/17/2009, 1:09 PM

IDF Desecrated Sabbath at Homesh

IDF and police forces violated the Sabbath by removing Jews from the ruins of the town of Homesh in Samaria.Avraham Zuroff, 8/9/2009, 7:22 AM

Obama Hilltop Canvassing Donors

A committee to rebuild a Shomron town destroyed in 2005 has gone on a fundraising campaign for the rebuilding of the Homesh–Obama Hilltop.Avraham Zuroff, 7/19/2009, 8:14 AM

Clandestine Burial of Holy Texts

After hundreds of soldiers gathered near Homesh to prevent burial of vandalized holy books, ceremony was called off – and held secretly at night.Hillel Fendel, 7/9/2009, 11:29 AM

‘Kristallnacht’ at Homesh

Arabs raided the yeshiva of Homesh in Samaria on Wednesday and torched dozens of books of the Talmud and of the Five Books of Moses.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/2/2009, 10:01 AM